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treating wood for raised bed organically??


 
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risin
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject: treating wood for raised bed organically?? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I read somewhere that wood for raised beds can be coated in linseed oil to protect it from the weather. If one doesnt have linseed oil but has nut oils such as almond, would this do the trick???

many thanks for any suggestions...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

linseed oil is a lot cheaper than a nut oil ,but oil is oil i guess
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks nemo,

I have almond oil in the cubboard for years so I thought I could use it up this way...

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